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Val Verde brush fire draws swift response

Posted: May 27, 2013 2:23 p.m.
Updated: May 27, 2013 2:23 p.m.

A three-acre brush fire in Val Verde prompted swift response from firefighters at three different agencies Monday, a fire official said.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to reports of a three-acre brush fire burning the 30000 block of Madison Way west of Chiquito Canyon Road, said Supervisor Kyle Sanford.

“Right now we have three acres burning on medium fuel,” he said at 2:20 p.m.

The fire was first reported as moving uphill, fanned by winds estimated at 10 miles per hour.

Initial reports received by deputies of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station indicated that at least three Val Verde houses near the fire were threatened, said Lt. Tom Bryski.

However, fire officials at 2 p.m. said no houses were threatened at that time.

County firefighters received support from their counterparts at the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters were also called in from the U.S. Forest Service to maintain a perimeter around the fire, Sanford said.
Aerial units from both counties and an ambulance were also pressed into action.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the fire was described as moving uphill near at the northwest corner of Chiquito and San Martinez Road.

Despite the fire’s proximity to homes and voiced concerns about evacuation, no structures were considered in danger at 2:20 p.m.


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